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  • Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    Duke University School of Nursing recognizes distinguished alumni, faculty and friends for their significant contributions to the School and the Nursing Community at large. Awards are presented annually during Nursing Reunion Weekend. Below are the recipients of this year’s awards.

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2013

    Duke University School of Nursing alumni who graduated in years ending in 3 or 8 will celebrate Reunion Weekend 2013 on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13. Scheduled events include an open house, an awards presentation, the Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Science address, an update on the School of Nursing, a session with students, a moderated panel discussion, and a program on avoiding injuries while exercising.

  • Monday, April 1, 2013

    (From Winter 2013 Duke Nursing magazine)

    By Jim Rogalski

    For Julie Barroso, it was watching a dietary aid cautiously push a food tray into an AIDS patient’s room with her foot.

    For James “Les” Harmon, it was the compassion of caregivers he witnessed while volunteering at an AIDS hospice in San Francisco.

    These dual epiphanies cemented the career choices of two Duke University School of Nursing faculty members. In the early 1980s, during the peak of fear and anxiety about HIV/AIDS, they committed themselves to serving the suffering.

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2013

    Two faculty members at Duke University School of Nursing have been recognized by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for their exceptional contributions to health care.  

    Dr. Michael Scott and Dr. Katherine Pereira, both faculty members with the School’s Master of Science of Nursing (MSN) program, were selected as 2013 Fellows of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

  • Monday, March 18, 2013

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  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013

    Duke University School of Nursing and Fudan University School of Nursing in China are co-sponsoring an international forum March 10-11, 2013, in Shanghai, China, entitled “Global Health and Nursing—Fudan/Duke Joint International Nursing Forum.” Three themes will be the focus of the forum: long-term care development, nursing professional development, and evidence-based nursing policymaking.

  • Monday, February 11, 2013

    Dr. Linda Schwartz, a Vietnam veteran and an advocate for veterans and their families, spoke during the 50th annual Harriet Cook Carter Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Duke University School of Nursing.

    Dr. Schwartz served as a nurse during the Vietnam War and is now head of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Connecticut as well as an advisor to the US Department of Veterans Affairs on issues relating to women veterans, readjustment of combat veterans, seriously mentally-ill veterans, and homeless veterans. A video of her talk can be seen here.

  • Friday, February 1, 2013

    Durham, NC…More than 5 million Americans aged 65 years and older have Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, and these numbers are predicted to double by 2050. In North Carolina, an estimated 170,000 older adults suffer from dementia, with that number expected to rise to 300,000 by 2030.

    Although dementia is recognized as an important and persistent problem among older adults, most health care providers do not have the specialized knowledge or skills to recognize the early stages of dementia nor adequately assess and manage the late stages of this disease.

  • Thursday, January 31, 2013

    Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA, assistant professor of nursing at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), and a health services researcher at both DUSON and the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), has received a three-year research award funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the comparative effectiveness of rehabilitation services for stroke survivors.

  • Friday, January 18, 2013

    The US health care system is at a critical juncture. As the largest component of the healthcare workforce, nurses are increasingly called upon to coordinate and fill gaps in the care of patients while playing a crucial leadership role in how that care is administered. And as their role expands, today’s nurses must graduate with not only the skills demanded by current technology but also the capacity for life-long learning, the ability to adapt and implement innovations yet to come.

  • Friday, January 11, 2013


    On February 6, 2013, the Honorable Linda Schwartz, DrPH, MSN, RN, USAF (Ret), FAAN, will give the 2013 Harriet Cook Carter Lecture on "Healing the Wounds of War" from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Duke University School of Nursing Auditorium. A reception will follow in Café DUSON. The lecture is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To register, contact Sherene Jenkins 919-684-9444. This lecture will also be broadcast live on the web.

  • Tuesday, January 8, 2013

    Researchers from the Duke University School of Nursing are examining the brain’s ability to compensate for—and thus mask—potential dysfunction following a concussion. Most mental tests used after someone suffers a mild brain injury such as a concussion are not able to quantify the magnitude of the injury because of ‘‘cognitive reserve” or the brain’s ability to compensate in the short-term and function at what appears to be a relatively normal level.

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